Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Legend Passes

CSM Basil Plumley reported to the man upstairs at 0430 yesterday. He was ninety two years old and died in a Columbus Georgia Hospice after a quick fight with cancer.
A warriors warrior, and a legend among combat vets, a three war soldier and career infantryman. He made all three of the combat jumps with the 82nd Airborne in WWII (Five combat jumps in all over his career), fought in Korea, and was the 1st Battalion 7th Cavalry Sergeant Major on their early deployment to Vietnam, including the Battle of Ia Drang. He was immortalized by Sam Elliott in the movie We Were Soldiers…, but didn’t need a movie to be revered among infantrymen in both the Army and the Marine Corps.

Requiest en pacem Sergeant Major Plumley

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